Today's Parent holiday playlist

Today's Parent editorial coordinator, and What's playing? blogger, Carly Deziel shares her favourite holiday music

By Carly Deziel
Today's Parent holiday playlist

Carly rocking out with her sister's new drums

Each Christmas Eve when I was young, my DJ dad would spin holiday tunes for my mom, sister and I into the wee hours of the night. Now as an adult, my sister, her family and I have kept this tradition going. Last Christmas Eve we introduced my favourite holiday songs (taken from my Dad’s Christmas Eve playlist) to my then 2-year-old niece.

She took to these songs right away. I assumed the classic Chipmunks' tune “Christmas Don’t Be Late” would be her favourite, but was pleasantly surprised when she continued shouting over-and-over again, “Let them know it’s Christmas time” from the iconic '80s Band Aid song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Below is music that comes from my family to share with yours. I believe you’ll find there is a song in this list for everyone.

Today's Parent Holiday Mix
Do They Know It's Christmas?    Band AidDo They Know It's Christmas?
All I Want for
Christmas Is You  
Mariah CareyMerry Christmas         
(Baby Please Come Home)   
U2 A Very Special Christmas,
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Last Christmas        Wham!  All Time Greatest Christmas Album 2001
Frosty the Snowman    The Ronettes   A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector 
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town  The Crystals A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector  
Sleigh RideThe Ronettes A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
Little Saint Nick    The Beach BoysChristmas With the Beach Boys
I Saw Mommy Kissing
Santa Claus     
John Mellencamp    A Very Special Christmas,
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The Chipmunk Song
(Christmas Don't Be Late)
The ChipmunksChristmas With the Chipmunks


Visit the iTunes store to put together your version of this playlist. Happy holidays!

Read more of Carly's entertainment picks in her What's playing? blog.

What are your favourite holiday songs?

This article was originally published on Nov 11, 2011

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